We welcome three of our PhD students who are serving as NEJS reporters this semester, sharing stories about alumni, faculty, and current students. They include: 

  • Jared Pfost, a first year focusing on the Bible and Ancient Near East
  • Gangzheng She, a fourth year in the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
  • Kendra Yarbor, a second year studying Jewish history and culture. 

Fall 2015 courses

Course Brochure
Printable Brochure, 3 pages (pdf)

Hebrew Placement Testing

If you are unsure which level of Hebrew to take, please go to the Hebrew exam link here and follow the directions. Disregard the due date. Just email it to Sara Hascal as soon as possible.  Or drop it off with Irina Astashkevich in ASAC 324.

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Welcome to NEJS

Welcome to NEJS

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS) bears a proud tradition of scholarly excellence in the fields that it embraces:

  • The study of the Jewish people, including their history, religion, literature and place in civilization.
  • The history, languages and culture of the Bible and ancient Near East.
  • Arabic and Islamic Civilizations.

The department offers a variety of degrees at the undergraduate (major and minor), master's (independent and jointly with other programs), and doctoral levels.